The Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department strives to provide a standard of excellence that promotes overall well-being and grants residents and visitors opportunities to recreate in diverse ways that are compatible with our community. By offering several programs and participating in a number of unique projects, the department of Parks, Recreation & Open Space is able to provide distinctive outdoor recreation experiences.
OUR VISION - To be a team of adaptable professionals who capture new opportunities to serve the Lafayette community
OUR MISSION - To serve Lafayette with integrity and to improve quality of all life by nurturing unique community spaces
Celebrating Lafayette's commitment to its long-term forestry program, an annual Arbor Day volunteer event is held every April. As a member of Tree City USA, Lafayette is dedicated to fostering citizen support for and a positive public image surrounding its many efforts to plant new and maintain existing trees on public land.